Terrigal High School graduate, Jade Abrahams, has had her body of work selected for ARTEXPRESS’s first ever virtual reality exhibition, ARTEXPRESS Virtual 2020.
Abrahams’ work, ‘After the Things of Nature’ was selected for the 2019 ARTEXPRESS exhibition which was to tour galleries around the state this year but was cut short when the pandemic hit.
Now just 50 pieces from the 450 strong collection have been loaded into the virtual gallery with Abrahams’ among them.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said ARTEXPRESS is the Oscars of the HSC art world and is happy students still get to display their work.
“With galleries in Sydney and the regions hosting or planning to host artworks from the class of 2019 forced to close because of the COVID 19 pandemic, organisers had to find a new way to allow our best art students to exhibit their work,” Mitchell said.
“From June 10, everyone can go online to enjoy exceptional student artworks across 12 visual art forms.
“The ARTEXPRESS exhibition is incredibly important, allowing our best students to receive recognition for their work and provides exposure to start careers,” Mitchell said.
The exhibition itself is a technical marvel, with its developers, Michael Rampe and Peter Reeves, utilising photogrammetry to allow viewers to examine the artworks in exceptional detail as 3D objects from 360 degrees.
The ARTEXPRESS Virtual 2020 exhibition can be accessed at artexpress.vr.artsunit.nsw.edu.au
Press release, Jun 10
NSW Department of Education Media Unit